Did you know that we REALLY don’t have to take care of ourselves? We can eat what we want, how much as we want, not exercise, let ourselves droop, sag, and otherwise degenerate, and it’s perfectly okay for that to happen. Why? Because with enough money, we can get anything and everything enhanced, altered, changed, removed, resurfaced, and otherwise perfected.
Some choose to have various parts enlarged, some have teeth veneered, fat sucked out, fat injected in, poison to paralyze the forehead to avoid wrinkles, anything you want changed to make you into that perfect image you picture in your mind is available for a price. But doesn’t all that fakery have more than a monetary cost? Let’s face it, you can enhance everything about you, except who you truly are.
True, there are pills, unguents, ointments, serums, and other chemicals that can alter our perceptions and temporarily alter our personality. But it’s just that….temporary! Imagine what archaeologists will say when they unearth some of us in the future: “Wow! What a state of preservation!” Is it worth it? Hiding who we truly are is simply a lie. Yet such a lie is acceptable in our society. Matter of fact, this is one lie that’s been accepted for many generations. George Washington was said to have had wooden false teeth (how realistic that must have looked).
I’m not one of those who enjoys looking at synthetic parts or bits. As I age, let my hair turn grey and turn loose. Let my well earned wrinkles show. Let my bits do what they will. Gravity is a natural law…quit trying to break it.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all in favor of exercise and controlled diet and personal hygiene. And, true, surgery is much faster and a lot less effort to battle gravity. But when you are unearthed in 100 years, do you REALLY want to be a pile of silicone, teflon, or other synthetic bits?
And don’t EVEN get me started on the pills to enhance various performances. All I can say is, take me as I am…….or don’t.
On a side note, we all have probably discovered that with enough alcohol and poor judgement, some people become more “attractive.” So……may I buy you a drink?